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by messydesk
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 73
Views: 1042

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Congrats! I would not have been surprised with environmental damage on the half dollar part.
by messydesk
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:00 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Morganman No more posts/info on metals mkts etc
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Morganman No more posts/info on metals mkts etc

No more good is going to come of this thread.
by messydesk
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H

Huge difference between Jody's coin and the OP coin, but a big part of that is the strike. Grading 1921 Peace dollars is like grading Buffalo nickels. You have to know what part of the missing detail is wear and what part is strike. Like Buffalo nickels and Walking Liberty halves, 1921 Peace dollars...
by messydesk
Wed Feb 01, 2023 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924P 1AH2
Replies: 17
Views: 94

Re: 1924P 1AH1

Hideous obverse die. Cool!
by messydesk
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H

Well, if you can get a gold CAC sticker on it, then it'll be worth 64 money (because stickers :roll: ).
by messydesk
Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:21 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2023 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: 2023 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1

Should be about half-way there after these submissions arrive.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S

Sure. If there are specific shots you'd like to see, let me know.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 8TF VAM-14 Proof??
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: 8TF VAM-14 Proof??

Is it online somewhere or just in the pops? NGC attributions have historically needed to be taken cum grano salis.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H

These are tough to grade from TrueViews with that flat lighting. This die pair tends to have an above-average strike, if I recall. I also keep coming back to the middle row of feathers across the wing looking like they're worn and not just weakly struck. The rims look nice, though, as they would on ...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S

The huge problem is, the 1921-D Die Crack Break Guide is horribly not up to date. Only 77 different VAMs are represented in it, out of the 228 that currently exist. I would like to try and help fix this somehow. Any ideas how I can contribute? I own 3 raw, circulated 1921-D that you folks have seen...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S

Looks like VAM 148, then.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S

pup_picker wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:26 pm
looking forward to see where this is going! :)
I'll probably list it as new. Waiting to hear from other 79-S specialists. The bit pointed to in the R above is just a hit on the coin.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S

No VAM number is assigned without me seeing the coin.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S

Updated photos, same coin, less dirt.
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by messydesk
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Thank you ANACS!!
Replies: 25
Views: 286

Re: Thank you ANACS!!

As much as 1921s drive me nuts, congratulations on this well-deserved award for the dedication it takes to pursue, assemble, and document a set like this.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-P with a weird font on the date?
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: 1925-P with a weird font on the date?

They look the same to me. The thinner one might be thin because of machine doubling.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P VAM Question
Replies: 19
Views: 130

Re: 1923-P VAM Question

First things first, there's no such thing as multiple VAMs on one coin. It's a common misconception stemming from a misunderstanding of what a VAM is. A VAM is a specific combination of an obverse and a reverse die that can be told apart from other such combinations. The way we tell them apart is by...
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)
Replies: 11
Views: 118

Re: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)

Yes, it's VAM 3. I don't see any actual doubling in your pictures. There may be machine doubling, but you might also be seeing reflections on the coins taking on the appearance of doubling.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with a 1883 Morgan please. I'm lost
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Help with a 1883 Morgan please. I'm lost

Take a look at 1G.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 80 O possible duplicate listing
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: 80 O possible duplicate listing

VAM 80 was discovered by Lawrence Lane. I'd agree they're probably the same. I'd want to see clear pictures of a coin showing markers that match both sets of Leroy's pictures.